Victor Osimhen will not be available for Napoli’s Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw on Thursday evening, the club confirmed.
The Nigeria international suffered a muscle strain that saw him miss the Parthenopeans’ 1-0 triumph at the Stadio Arechi over the weekend.
Although, the Italian outfit had announced the Super Eagle’s return to training on Tuesday, but were uncertain about his availability for the blockbuster fixture against the Polish topflight side.
“After the success against Salernitana, Napoli resumed training today at the SSC Napoli Konami Training Center,” a statement from the club read.
“The Azzurri will prepare for the match against Legia Warsaw scheduled for Thursday in Poland for the fourth matchday of the Europa League.
“[Lorenzo] Insigne and [Adam] Ounas held an entire session with the team. Osimhen has done personalized work in the field. Malcuit did personalized work in the gym. Swimming pool for [Kostas] Manolas.”
Following an impressive spell with Lille, Osimhen was snapped up by Napoli for a club-record fee of €80 million.
He has since proven to be a bargain for the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona side. The Nigerian has been a standout player in the 2021-22 Italian topflight season scoring five times so far.
The lanky striker has also notched up four goals for Napoleans at the current Europa League campaign.
With four points from three games, the Serie A outfit are second in Group C and anything short of victory at the Stadion Wojska Polskiego in Warsaw could cost them a place in the next round.